Abstract

Males of Heloecius possess a coxo-sternal genital opening. This character suggests that Heloecius is the most primitive crab within the classical Ocypodidae. It is therefore excluded from the Ocypodinae and a new subfamily, the Heloecinae, is proposed for it. The relationships of this subfamily are discussed and Ucides, an American genus of mangrove crab, is provisionally included in the new subfamily.

 
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Bibliographic Data

Short Form
Türkay, 1984, Aust. Mus. Mem. 18(9): 107–111
Author
Michael Türkay
Year
1984
Title
On the systematic position of Heloecius cordiformis
Serial Title
Australian Museum Memoir
Volume
18
Issue
9
Start Page
107
End Page
111
DOI
10.3853/j.0067-1967.18.1984.376
Language
English
Date Published
31 March 1984
Cover Date
31 December 1983
ISSN
0067-1967
CODEN
AUNMA5
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Subjects
CRUSTACEA: DECAPODA; TAXONOMY
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09 September 2009
Reference Number
376
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